The Atlantic recently listed a few ways trucking companies can reduce costs to improve fleet management efforts and free up capital for new technology and innovation.
Some of the ways fleet operators can lower expenses include streamlining cab designs to make them more aerodynamic and reduce lag, as well as investing in telematics software to improve communication between the driver, truck and headquarters. Telematic systems look at road conditions and traffic to help drivers find a more efficient route, and can track driver habits on the road, the Atlantic reported.
Another way to reduce fleet costs is to experiment with low-emission diesel and natural gas fuels that are less expensive than standard gasoline and better for the environment.
In fact, the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission in Pennsylvania recently discussed the many benefits of natural gas-powered vehicles for both the trucking industry and the state's economy. The Daily Review said local companies are promoting natural gas a vehicular fuel and building natural gas fuel tanks to support the transportation industry.
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
GPSTrackIt recently launched a new iPad App that could revolutionize fleet management. Dispatchers, drivers and fleet managers will be able to view and track company vehicles from tablets and similar devices wherever they can connect to the internet.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Infinite Convergence Solutions recently launched the new Enterprise Messaging Service, a secure cloud-based fleet management tool that will enable carriers to communicate with customers, employees and business partners around the world.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Truckload Carriers Association's recently launched a new Truckload Academy online certificate program, called the Highly Effective Fleet Manager, for members of the truck industry who specialize in driver and fleet management.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
As fleet management can be very stressful for many motor carriers, Driven Fleet Solutions was created to provide nationwide, full-service maintenance options.